They say everything is bigger in Texas, and Houston is no exception. It’s the most populous city in the state with over 2 million people and if you just moved to Houston, that’s one more! And, unless you’re a native to the city, you’re probably wondering how to spend your time and what places to check out. Check out the these living in Houston tips to find out.
Places to Visit in Houston
- Professional sports teams – There’s always a game to catch when the NFL, MLB, NBA, MLS, and NWSL all have teams in the city.
- Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo – Over 2.4 million people visit the show. Not sure if it’s because of the cowboys or fried Nutella!
- Bike along the Buffalo Bayou – Put your bike on the your bike rack and drive over the Buffalo Bayou.
- Houston’s Museum of Fine Arts – Spend some time looking at the art in one of the largest museums in the U.S.
- Rothko Chapel – A sanctuary for people of every belief.
- “Twilight Epiphany” Skyspace – A free light show on the Rice Campus.
- Oxheart – According to the New York Times, the place is worth the hype.
- West Alabama Ice House – Tacos and Beer. Need I say more?
- Goode Company Barbeque – Because when in Texas, you need to eat BBQ.
- Whataburger – While you can find this fast food chain in other parts of the U.S., it’s native to Texas and if you plan on living in Houston, you have to try their Honey BBQ Chicken Strip Sandwich.
Houston Jobs & Schools
Houston is home to more Fortune 500 headquarters than any city in the U.S. with the exception of New York City and is the number one city for job creation. Whether you’re looking to jump into the corporate world, small agencies, medical fields, engineering or anything else, Houston likely has a job opening you want.
If you’re considering making Houston your home while you attend college, they have plenty of options. For those of you entering the medical field specifically, the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston should be at the top of your list. Not only is it a great school, but the largest medical center in the world, Texas Medical Center, also calls the city home, making your transition from school to a career simpler.
Every once in a while you need a break to get away and clear your mind. Luckily, for those of you living in Houston, there are plenty of destinations to visit within hours of the city.
- Galveston, Texas – Hello beaches and awesome water park!
- Conroe Lake – Hello water sports!
And finally, just remember you’re living in the city Beyonce grew up in. So, be ***flawless!
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